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Reasons Why Cryptocurrency Traders Should Take Dogecoin Seriously

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The cryptocurrency market has become a happy hunting ground for millions of traders spread across the globe nowadays. Along with the decentralized method of payment and transaction of these currencies, the vast number of available currencies is also grabbing the attention of several investors around the world. Under the circumstances, the competition to achieve a decent market capitalization and coin price is becoming increasingly difficult for the relatively newer coins.

Among the eighteen hundred currencies currently available in the market, there are very few currencies that exhibit considerable stability amidst market turmoil. Dogecoin certainly belongs to the group of such digital currencies. While the most popular cryptocurrency Bitcoin is going through severe ups and downs within a matter of weeks or even days, the price of Dogecoin seems to remain almost entirely unaffected.

Although Dogecoin started its journey as a “joke”, the distinct features of this coin and its gradual technical developments have helped Dogecoin to acquire a commendable market capitalization (Approximately $340 Million on 29th March 2018). In 2017, an article of Dogecoin was published in the renowned newspaper The New York Times. The article consisted of severe animadversion of this cryptocurrency and vindication of the fact that Dogecoin was indeed a “joke” even after spending more than three years in the market.

Here, a few aspects of this currency would be discussed highlighting the fact why it is not really a mere “joke” and why investors should take this currency seriously.

The Bitcoin Myth:    

Dogecoin was developed by a developer residing in Portland, Oregon named Billy Markus. The initial purpose of developing this coin is to reach a broader demographic than Bitcoin and distancing it from the controversial histories other cryptocurrencies. In the recent article published in The New York Times, Dogecoin was vilified as a half-baked concept tailor-made for inexperienced and gullible traders. It was also mentioned unequivocally that Dogecoin’s logo is an insignificant emulation of Bitcoin with a dog’s picture.

In a recent interview, Ross Nicoll, the head architect behind this cryptocurrency debunked this very popular Bitcoin myth with considerable proof. According to his statement, Dogecoin is constantly undergoing updates and developments to improve its blockchain system and to implement new features. The imminent introduction of the Doge-Ethereum bridge project was also mentioned which would allow this cryptocurrency to make the most of Ethereum’s smart contract.

Also, one of the obvious facts that debunk this myth is the technology of Dogecoin. Unlike many other currencies, Dogecoin’s blockchain is completely independent of Bitcoin. This digital currency actually is a lot faster than Bitcoin in carrying out transactions and also considerably more stable. Being the sixth cryptocurrency ever designed, Dogecoin shares similarity in technology with Litecoin and Namecoin and it is well known to the traders that Litecoin’s Scrypt algorithm is completely different from Bitcoin’s SHA-256.

Advantages over Bitcoin:   

  1. Stability amidst Market Turmoil: The market price and overall market capitalization do not fluctuate as much as that of Bitcoin. By the end of February 2018, Bitcoin’s price plummeted significantly and went below the $10,000 mark. The incident affected the entire cryptocurrency market severely with a few exceptions. Dogecoin was among those exceptions as its algorithm does not depend on Bitcoin.
  2. Faster Transaction: Dogecoin takes lesser time than Bitcoin for block processing. As a result, the transaction speed is a lot faster in case of this cryptocurrency.
  3. Convenience: Apart from a faster transaction system, the transaction fee is significantly lower for Dogecoin. This broadens the range of investors and users who are about to get involved in the crypto-market.

Current Scenario and Speculation:

One Dogecoin is currently equivalent to approximately $0.003 and holds the 41st position on Coinmarketcap. Despite so much negative publicity, this currency has managed to become one of the most frequently used cryptocurrencies in the world. Keeping the volatility of the cryptocurrency market in mind, it can be inferred that Dogecoin has proved to be anything but a “joke” and with regular technical developments, it can become a valuable asset for cryptocurrency traders by the end of this year.

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Disclaimer: This article should not be taken as, and is not intended to provide, investment advice. Global Coin Report and/or its affiliates, employees, writers, and subcontractors are cryptocurrency investors and from time to time may or may not have holdings in some of the coins or tokens they cover. Please conduct your own thorough research before investing in any cryptocurrency and read our full disclaimer.

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HODLing Stellar Is A Good Plan For 2019

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HODLing, or holding on to a certain asset or assets has always been an extremely useful investment strategy, even before cryptocurrencies were even imagined. Now, with the market being more uncertain than ever, many are wondering what is the right thing to do with the coins in their possession.

Of course, things change depending on the coin in question, but today, we are going to talk about why it is a good idea to hold on to your Stellar (XLM) in 2019.

Why You Should Hodl Stellar (XLM)

The crypto market is rich with hundreds, and even thousands of different projects at this point, and separating valuable ones from those that are destined to slowly fade away can be tricky. However, even the biggest skeptics believe that Stellar is a coin that is here to stay.

XLM was first launched in 2014, and for a long time now, it has been among the top 10 cryptos by market cap. It is an open-source, decentralized protocol that allows users to send fiat currencies by using cryptocurrency as a method of transport. In a lot of ways, it is very similar to XRP. However, the biggest difference is that Stellar aims to offer its services to regular people, while XRP is more interested in working with banks and financial institutions.

Nevertheless, sending money, especially when it comes to cross-border…

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Reasons To Invest In Electroneum In 2019

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2018 has been quite a rollercoaster for the crypto space. Coins went up and down more times than anyone could have guessed, not to mention two massive market crashes. However, in a few short weeks, the year will be over, and a new, positive period for the crypto world is expected to arrive.

While there are many predictions for 2019, today we are only interested in one thing — Electroneum (ETN). A lot of people quickly took notice of this coin, and many believe that it is among the coins of the future. Indeed, it has received a lot of attention, and many are interested in why that is, and why investing in it is a good idea. So, let’s take a look at a few reasons why you should invest in ETN in 2019.

1) It is fast

Speed and precision of any service have always been very important to people. This importance is even greater when making a profit depends on it. Electroneum developers were aware of this when they created it, and the coin is up to 5 times faster than Bitcoin. This means that ETN transactions can be confirmed much faster, which in turn reduces fees and waiting time.

Furthermore, there are also plans to create Electroneum Virtual Currency Exchange, which will allow the project to act as an exchange. However, the even…

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SEC Postpones Bitcoin ETF Decision Once Again

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The new announcement by the US SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) states that the decision regarding the potential approval of several applications for a Bitcoin ETF (exchange-traded funds) is once again postponed. This time, the SEC declared that the decision will be made by February 27th, 2019.

The application requesting that VanExk SolidX BTC fund get s listed on Cboe BZx Exchange that was published on July 2nd needs to be given order by the commission within 180 days. Originally, the deadline for doing so was December 29th. However, the SEC decided to extend the period for another 60 days, effectively moving it to February 27th.

The SEC stated that designating a longer period for making a decision was found appropriate, as more time is needed in order to properly consider the rule change.

Cryptocurrencies need a sufficient monitoring mechanism, claims SEC chairman

Recent reports claim that the SEC received over 1,600 comments after requesting the public opinion regarding the ETF applications issue. In the past, the SEC rejected many such applications, some of which were even submitted by SolidX itself. In addition, they also rejected the applications submitted by Gemini, the exchange owned by Winklevoss twins. Brothers were attempting to gain ETF approval ever since 2013, although to no avail.

Other applications were also submitted by Direxion, ProShares, as well as GraniteShares. The SEC rejected them…

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